For bassist-turned-frontman John Inghram, the past is a complicated topic. “Like a lot of my fellow musicians, I spent much of my 20’s strung out, partying, and generally just made a lot of poor life choices,” Inghram explains. “A big part of making this album has been deciding that it’s not too late.
When a master songsmith like Tom T. Hall calls someone “a great credit to a wonderful Kentucky tradition,” it’s time to pull up a chair and pay attention. As it pertains to the nearly-decade-running duo The Local Honeys, he was right on the money. The duo—Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs—have long been an integral part of Kentucky’s musicscape, and on July 15th, they’ll be adding a new entry into the Bluegrass State’s rich musical canon.
Amos Lee will bring his biggest radio hit in a decade to late night television this month, with a full-band performance of "Worry No More" on CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden slotted for Thursday May 26. The lead single off Lee's new album Dreamland, "Worry No More" is a gripping ode to finding tranquility amidst calamity that shines through with its deeply empathetic and vulnerable disposition.
The Shins are bringing their classic 2001 debut album Oh, Inverted World to life in its entirety with a 21st Birthday Tour this summer. Beginning on July 12th in San Francisco, the band will embark on a two month tour of North America performing the landmark album from start to finish — plus a nightly rotation of additional fan favorites and deep cuts. The “low-key masterpiece” (The New York Times) will celebrate 21 years since its arrival on June 19, 2001.
JUNO Award-winning duo The Bros. Landreth deliver soul-stirring lyrics, mesmerizing musicianship and heavenly blood harmonies on its “polished and profound” (American Songwriter) new album ‘Come Morning,’ out today, May 13. ‘Come Morning’ is cathartic, transformative, and Joey and Dave Landreth’s most vulnerable record to date. Across 10 tracks, the brothers confront past demons from abuse and addiction, challenge ideas of toxic masculinity, process heartbreaking loss and seek to change a cycle of toxic family narratives.
Blues-rock band Ghost Hounds released their new blues album, You Broke Me, via Maple House Records. Written and produced by guitarist Thomas Tull and songwriter, producer Kevin Bowe (Etta James, Paul Westerberg and the Replacements), the 9-track album is raw yet polished, making listeners feel as though they were in the room while it was being recorded.
On June 3, Cumbancha releases the album Mista Savona Presents Havana Meets Kingston Part 2 featuring an all-star lineup of musicians from Cuba and Jamaica. An epic set of 15 tracks, Havana Meets Kingston Part 2 unites the deep roots grooves of reggae, dancehall and rocksteady with the scorching soul of Cuban son, timba and salsa.
Havana-born pianist Robert Fonseca released Yesun, his ninth solo album, on 18 October.
“Yesun is the album I’ve always wanted to make,” says Fonseca of a record that combines everything from jazz and classical music to rap, funk, reggaeton and electronica, ripping up the rulebook along the way. “All my influences are here. All the sounds and vibes that make me who I am.”
This album is a soundtrack of Sudan’s revolution.
In late 2021, Ostinato Records returned to Khartoum, Sudan shortly after a November military coup and country-wide protests to capture the sound of an ongoing, inspiring democratic revolution that began in 2019.